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Starlinks announces launch of hybrid logistics facility in Riyadh

L-R: Gary Grummitt associate director at Starlinks and Brian Lee head of EMEA at Geek+ (Image source: Starlinks)

Starlinks, a leading logistics and supply chain solutions provider in Saudi Arabia, announced the launch of the most technologically advanced fulfilment centre in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

With a total investment exceeding US$26.6mn, Starlinks championed an opportunity to address the ever-growing market demand and to stay true to its brand promise of providing the fastest e-commerce fulfilment cycle through an omnichannel fulfilment facility. The project is aligned with the Kingdom's Vision 2030, which aims to maximize the potential of the country’s non-oil sectors and bolster its role as a transit hub at the heart of the Middle East. 

Located in Agility Logistics Park, the facility comprises a storage area of 400,000 sq ft. It is equipped with 254 autonomous robots for picking and sorting, thereby providing storage capacity for more than 12 million units. Starlinks aims to process an average of 3.6 million units orders per month. Combining world-class technology and industry-leading know-how, the solution will provide market-leading flexibility, accuracy and agility. The facility will be fully operational by Q2 2023.

"Our new solution comprises a pallet storage and handling storage system, a manual pick tower as well as a robotics solution allowing us to cater to a wide range of customer requirements and operations complemented by micro fulfilment centres distributed strategically across the Kingdom. We are committed to driving further innovation in the logistics and supply chain industry in the region and reducing lead time to e-commerce shoppers," said Salah Taha, director of Operations at Starlinks. “Advanced automation and big data analytics enable us to better track and manage inventory, predict demand, and optimise routes for transportation thus helping us to increase efficiency, reduce operating cost and provide seamless services to our customers,” Salah added.

Moreover, the company provides direct and smooth integration with Shopify, Magento, WooCommerce, OpenCart, Amazon, eBay, and a further 60 platforms through direct APIs. Starlinks is the first in the region to offer a hybrid picking solution that allows humans and machines to co-deliver a world-class efficiency manual picking operation, thereby leading to an unrivalled solution for e-commerce fulfilment.